Bridgeport Motorsports Park Is Embracing Live Streaming Coverage Of Their Facility

Story By: BRIDGEPORT MOTORSPORTS PARK – SWEDESBORO, NJ – Live streaming has become a major part of the promotion of dirt track motorsports in recent years. FloRacing, and its parent company, FloSports, leads the industry in broadcasting live stream auto racing events.

Bridgeport Motorsport Park made the decision to partner with FloRacing early on – recognizing the direction that the Motorsports Industry was taking.

“Our weekly viewership numbers are outstanding,” Bridgeport’s Doug Rose exclaims. And Rose should know. He replaced the “big ole 5/8th” mile track with a 4/10 mile, high banked facility that has seen outstanding racing across the board – in every division, in every type of race car that has taken to the surface. Drivers continue to migrate to Bridgeport after seeing what Rose and his staff are doing at Bridgeport with incredible racing, a professional atmosphere and great purse structures. The ability to pass at will is the end result of a wide racing surface that often eliminates the potential for many crashes. Bridgeport’s Foley Cat Modifieds ran five non-stop, caution free feature events during the 2021 season.

The FloRacing broadcasts allows sponsors to watch and to be seen on a higher level than ever before. It also allows for more friends and family to be able to watch their drivers perform on a national stage.

“Flo has helped us bring on several new marketing partners for 2022,” Brittany Rose explains. “Before nightly sponsors or divisional sponsors exposure was primarily heard solely at the track during the event. Now these same sponsors are heard nationally not only live during the event, but also throughout the week during race replays. The value and exposure has multiplied in numbers no one could have imagined and will continue to grow as our partnership does.”

Alex Yankowski, the teenage sensation known as “Kid Rocket”, has finished second in championship points at Bridgeport for the last two seasons. “FloRacing has been great exposure for the Big Block Modifieds on a national level. It’s been cool to see people who can’t go to the races still be able to watch by tuning in,” Yankowski relates.

Kevin Bates, himself a successful Modified racer, is the crew chief on Yankowski’s No. 84Y. Bates has been charged with grooming the young driver for bigger and better things in the future. Bates is all about putting his driver in the spotlight in order to find the best opportunities for him. “It really helps the sport and gives recognition to the tracks, drivers and northeast dirt track Modifieds that we wouldn’t have and didn’t have before,” Bates proclaims. “I have heard from a lot of people that now know us nationwide that didn’t know what a Northeast Dirt Modified was before these races were broadcast,” Bates adds. “It’s absolutely big with seeking corporate sponsorships and that’s what we need more of.”

Ryan Krachun is another young driver that calls “The Kingdom of Speed” home on Saturday nights during the racing season. Krachun runs his family owned race team with the help of his parents, Trish and Mike. While Ryan and Mike are busy working on the No. 29s, Trish is busy promoting their apparel sales.

Krachun has seen first-hand how the FloRacing exposure has benefited his racing team. “It is definitely a plus when you can bring a large audience to sponsors, as well as having family that can’t make it to the track weekly still be able to watch the races and cheer us on from home.” Krachun continued, “I get messages from people from all over the country who watch on Flo who say that they love the racing at Bridgeport and they buy our apparel. We’ve shipped items across the country.” Krachun adds, “I also think that it showcases Bridgeport as the best dirt track around! I have heard that from numerous people that haven’t had the chance to make it to the track as of yet.”

With shows like the All Star Circuit of Champions or the Amsoil National USAC Wingless Sprint Cars on the schedule, you hear those competitors talking about watching the races on television in preparation for their appearances.

Briggs Danner is a young driver from Allentown, PA. Danner moved into a full time wingless sprint car ride this season with the USAC East Coast Non-wing sprints. Danner has a wide variety of racing experience – on dirt as well as on pavement. He has been a competitor in Lenny Sammons Indoor Racing Productions for the past several seasons.

Danner was approached by Ryan Flores during a 2020 event. Flores, who hails from New Jersey, works full time on a NASCAR Cup car but comes north to race during the winter months when racing moves indoors. Flores knew all about Danner’s ability because he and his crew watch the Flo broadcasts from the Cup car garage.

“It was cool to hear Mat Williamson say, “Everyone watches Bridgeport,“ during a Flo interview,” Rose interjects. “That kind of opened my eyes that all the modified drivers are tuning into Flo to watch the incredible racing our racers and track surface produces.”

Racing at the Bridgeport Motorsports Park allows competitors in all divisions to race in front of a national audience on one of the region’s, if not the nation’s most popular race tracks. There’s no need to go anywhere else!

“We are proud to give our racers, sponsors and everyone who supports us a National stage to perform on,” Rose adds.
And there’s plenty more to come!

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